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Lost in the city

They seem lost in the city, so many people living out on the streets in São Paulo, sitting walking, sleeping eating, in parks, in doorways, on banks, under the viaducts and simply in the middle of the sidewalks. clean the city. Photography by Martijn Crowe www.thefaketory.org   Continue reading →

“They just don’t want to work.”

"They just don't want to work." by Martijn Crowe “They just don’t want to work.” I still hear it said about homeless by many, in Europe, in South America, in Asia. In São Paulo you can see many homeless people on the street, collecting trash and pulling their carts through the town and traffic. When we went with them through the city we noticed […] Continue reading →

Oil for Shelter

Refugees are involuntary travelers on an uncertain, dangerous trip without knowing how long they have to stay and if they ever can return home.       Solutions exist to provide them with sustainable, fire and weather safe habitats   To see more click here We would like to invite you to participate in our […] Continue reading →

Like rich people

Like rich people by Martijn Crowe Like rich people In Sao Paulo we invited homeless people to our homes or that of other very wealthy people to have a shower and food, and photographed them as masters of the house. It are circumstances that makes them living on the streets and others in well furnished houses. Photography by Martijn Crowe www.thefaketory.org […] Continue reading →

Safe Ground

All people deserve a safe place to be. Everyone deserves SAFE GROUND!       The Plan Safe Ground – a village community of 60 domiciles complete with cooking and bathroom facilities, meeting places, gardens including green houses and composting sites, storage rooms and security, social worker & job development offices. To see more and […] Continue reading →

Michigan artist knits a house

Annie Belle, 22, of Kalamazoo, Mich., built her own home this year. It’s small, open concept, neutral decor, and the best part is that Belle is mortgage free.   As It Happens co-host Carol Off spoke with Belle, who says her family lost their home to foreclosure when she was 16 and her mother taught […] Continue reading →

Warning of homeless crisis by Christmas

WALES may be at risk of a Christmas homelessness crisis due to the early effects of the ‘bedroom tax’, it is feared.   The number of landlord possession claims rose by 11 per cent and the number of possession orders issued increased by 16 per cent, compared to the same period last year. Plaid Cymru […] Continue reading →

Bottom Out

In the foggy early morning of August 19, the Santa Clara River bottom is the scene of a chaotic exodus of approximately 70 homeless people who are hustling to pack up tents.     Linda, 64, puts her most valued belongings in two bags small enough to fit into the one commercial trash barrel per […] Continue reading →